House Panel Suggests A Second Life For Canceled SM-3 IIB Missile, Proposes SM-3 IIA 'Plus'

By Sebastian Sprenger / June 12, 2013 at 5:15 PM
House defense authorizers, concerned that the Pentagon might abandon previous investments in the Standard Missile 3 IIB interceptor, want the Missile Defense Agency to consider a new effort to keep developments simmering, a congressional report shows. "The committee believes that it would be imprudent and short-sighted to walk away from these investments and to leave no program of record for the continued improvement of the SM-3 system," House Armed Services Committee members wrote in a report, released this week ,...

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